Posts by bmontgomery

Exercise May Improve Your Memory

Posted by on Feb 7, 2018 in Balance, Exercise | 0 comments

Exercise May Improve Your Memory

Orthopedic professionals such as physicians and physical therapists often refer to the human body’s kinetic chain – the notion that all bones, joints and “links” are connected, and that movement in one area can affect function in all areas.  While not officially part of the kinetic chain, it turns out the human brain is affected by (and can benefit from) bodily movement and exercise, as well, says Madras physical therapist Brock Monger.  “Medical research have long supported the concept that movement is medicine when it comes to aging well and living a long and active life,”...

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Use Fitness Apps in 2018…but Use with Caution

Posted by on Dec 29, 2017 in Exercise, Healthy Living, Injury Prevention | 0 comments

Use Fitness Apps in 2018…but Use with Caution

As more people continue to turn to health apps on their smartphones to help achieve goals related to exercise and weight loss, it’s important to use such tools with an element of personal caution, says Madras physical therapist Brock Monger.  According to a report by the firm Research2Guideance, more than 325,000 health apps were available to consumers in 2017. These include popular apps like Strava, Lose It!, Couch to 5K, FitStar Personal Trainer, etc. – apps available to help people achieve goals related to weight loss, healthy eating, and improved fitness.  “The emergence of health and...

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Make your 2018 resolutions stick with these goalsetting tips

Posted by on Dec 6, 2017 in Exercise, Healthy Living | 0 comments

Make your 2018 resolutions stick with these goalsetting tips

A typical New Year’s resolution is doomed to fail – that is, if you believe in statistics alone. According to Madras physical therapist Brock Monger, research shows that around 80 percent of people who make resolutions on the first of the year have already fallen off the wagon by Valentine’s Day. That includes two of the most popular resolutions made throughout the U.S. each year: to work out more and to lose weight. “Fortunately, statistics don’t control the success or failure of any life change,” said Monger, co-owner of Apex Physical Therapy in Madras. “Medical...

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Free Foam Roller Workshop at APEX

Posted by on Nov 8, 2017 in Exercise, Foam Roller, Pain Relief | 0 comments

Fall is here and winter and the holiday season are just around the corner. It has be a while since Apex has hosted a workshop regarding how to properly utilize a foam roller for injury prevention and overall wellness. But we’ve had some requests to conduct another workshop soon. This can be a very busy time of the year and we often focus on doing kind things for others, we all know that staying active through the winter has enormous benefits and is a gift to ourselves.  Please join us on Wednesday, Nov. 29th at 6:30 pm at APEX Physical Therapy in Madras for a Free Workshop on how to...

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Annual physical therapy checkups essential for active adults, healthy aging

Posted by on Nov 7, 2017 in Active & Aging, Healthy Living, Injury Prevention | 0 comments

Annual physical therapy checkups essential for active adults, healthy aging

We all know that visiting your physician for an annual physical is critical in maintaining long-term health, just as dental exams twice each year helps ensure oral health throughout a lifetime. But what about annual checkups with a physical therapist? According to Brock Monger, co-owner of Apex Physical Therapy in Madras, annual physical therapy checkups provide the third critical (and often overlooked) piece in long-term health and preventative care. “The primary focus of a physical therapist is the musculoskeletal system – the bones, joints, muscles and connective tissues that make it...

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